Planetizen April 1st Edition

Sarcasm

April Fool's Headlines That Didn't Make the Cut

"Who's the more foolish, the fool, or the fool who follows him?"

April 1, 2019 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Alaska

Top Google Streetcation Destinations

Sometimes the best vacations are the vacations you take right there at your desk while you really should working.

April 1, 2019 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Pedestrians

Self-Driving Cars Still Can't Recognize the Difference Between a Wedding Planner and an Urban Planner

Pundits agree that planners need to prepare for self-driving cars. Self-driving cars still need to prepare for planners.

April 1, 2019 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Beach

Florida Man Thought the New Comp Plan Included Zoning Changes

A Florida man is accused of not realizing an entirely separate process would be required to implement the zoning changes recommended in a recently approved comprehensive plan.

April 1, 2019 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Baby Boomers and Millennials

Millennial Confesses: I Was Born in the Suburbs and My Parents Are Baby Boomers

Everything we thought we knew about Millennials was wrong.

April 1, 2019 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Racing Cars

No Demand for 'Defensive Driving' Mode in Self-Driving Cars

General Motors recently cancelled development of "Defensive Driving" software in its autonomous vehicle program. The announcement came just days after Ford announced it had cancelled the development of similar "Safe Driving" software.

April 1, 2019 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Bicyclists White House

Trump's 2020 Budget Includes a New 'Planning and Vision Implementation' Agency

The centerpiece of the Trump Administration's draft budget outline for 2020 is the creation of a new Cabinet-level department tasked with solving the nation's planning and infrastructure challenges.

April 1, 2018 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Springfield

Amazon Picks Springfield Over Quahog and South Park for HQ2 Location

The pundits got it wrong.

April 1, 2018 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

facebook

Facebook Launches New 'Smart City' Experiment: Zuckerburgh

Facebook has announced plans for a new kind of city, which will begin as a new digital layer over reality in Menlo Park, California before quickly spread over everything.

April 1, 2018 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Plan Voisin

Ben Carson Models Office Renovation on Le Corbusier's Radiant City

At a press event and photo op to reveal his newly renovated office, Secretary Ben Carson showed off his recently acquired knowledge of planning history.

April 1, 2018 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

April Fool's

Trump, Cuomo, de Blasio All Take the Subway in New York at the Exact Same Moment

The "Unity of the Transit Trinity" has been achieved.

April 1, 2018 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Distracted Driving

Here's What Happens When You Quit CityLab for a Month

There are few sites as essential for urbanists as CityLab. Here's what happened when I tried to be a little more inessential.

April 1, 2017 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Secrets

El Niño Met With the Polar Vortex in Secret Before Winter 2016

2015 was supposed to be the El Niño year.

April 1, 2017 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Fake Tan

Researchers Discover New Level of Vibrant: Hella Vibrant

There's more to vibrant than access to fresh-made baguettes and signage with tastefully chosen typefaces.

April 1, 2017 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Newsmedia

Top Five Newspaper Paywalls

The paywalls most likely to make you open a new browser or check the blogs—anything other than paying journalists.

April 1, 2017 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

A private club located in Florida

5 Things You Didn't Know About Mar-A-Lago

Get to know the "Winter White House."

April 1, 2017 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Metlife Stadium

Congress to Bail Out the Football Stadium Industry

There are only 30 NFL teams in the country—and many of those still have stadiums within the 15-year window of obsolescence for stadium facilities.

April 1, 2016 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Writer Dude

Ask the Editor: Planning Grammar Edition

The Planetizen managing editor answers questions about some of the post consistently befuddling grammar questions that arise when writing and talking about planning.

April 1, 2016 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Trump Sign

Trump Would Move Infamous Sign From Chicago to the White House If Elected

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has announced his plan to expand his branding if elected President of the United States in November.

April 1, 2016 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

United Nations Flags

New U.N. Form-Based Code Guidelines: Like 'Agenda 21 Times 2'

There are few political third rails in the world of planning like Agenda 21, a nonbinding United Nations resolution often found at the center of planning controversies in the United States.

April 1, 2016 - Planetizen April 1st Edition

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.